A new book argues that we should give up on perfectability and embrace our mortality.
The style is elegant and understated, the aura of weariness and mortality extremely powerful.
The study weighed more than a dozen factors to see which were causing the divergence in mortality rates.
Why would celebrities be exempt?Five deaths out of 42 amounts to a mortality rate of over 11 percent.
“They think about their mortality,” says La Russa of players dealing with the death of a co-worker and friend.
The opening of Broadmoor has also affected the mortality of this class, having reduced it materially.
Pass on with your burden of mortality and lay it in the tomb with jolly hearts.
The mortality of the military hospitals of the army of occupation of Spain in 1824 was less than five per cent.
I spared not My only Son for it but made Him share in its mortality and its death.
Owing to the virulent character of the disease that raged in every district the mortality was frightful.
mid-14c., "condition of being mortal," from Old French mortalite "massacre, slaughter; fatal illness; poverty; destruction" (12c.), from Latin mortalitem (nominative mortalitas) "state of being mortal; subjection to death," from mortalis (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "widespread death" is from c.1400; meaning "number of deaths from some cause or in a given period" is from 1640s.
mortality mor·tal·i·ty (môr-tāl'ĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being mortal.